Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sitting in the Front Seat, Sitting in the Back Seat. This will help you make your mind up.

I recently heard that Rebecca Black's "Friday" has been taken off YouTube, which is an absolute shame.  I guess you will have to fill the void with my first graders cover of the classic tune, which is far better anyway! (My thanks to Steven Colbert for allowing me to steal his beginning bit.) My apologies for the heads in the way and the camera work.  My beloved wife is near perfect, but camera work is not her strong suit.

41 comments:

Lost.in.Idaho said...

If nails on a chalkboard can be turned into a symphony, you could do it. It was excruciatingly adorable.

And think... 20 years ago these kids would be dancing the Macarena...

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You must love your job. Really!

-stephanie- said...

Are they all yours!?
Good job kids.

TisforTonya said...

as much as I hope that is the only time I have to hear that song - I enjoyed it...

even if my eyes were consistently attracted to the backward "F"... :)

I am a tad bit sad that my daughter is going on to second grade and we've missed our chance of having you as an awesome teacher. (completely ignoring the killer commute that would be...)

The Church Lady said...

While watching your video, my 13 YO busted in the room singing along! lol She loved it and I thought it was cute too! Now, she keeps singing the song. Must be stuck in her head.

Joan said...

That was freaking adorable! Some really wanted to bust out and dance. Great job!

That Janie Girl said...

That is SOOOO cute! I thought they did exceedingly well!

Party! Party!

Cheryl said...

That was so cute. They are WAY more entertaining than the original. Good job!

Christine said...

Where were you 10 yrs ago when my children started grade 1, you rock, and every grade school educator should see this.

Kristin said...

That. Was. Awesome.

Kate said...

OK, I want to be a first grade teacher just like you. That was adorable. You really have a gift for making things fun for your class.

Keetha Broyles said...

Are you STILL in school??????????

As a teacher, all I can THINK is I'd be soooooooooooo ready to be outa there by now!

Emmy said...

You guys seem to have more performances than any school I have ever seen. And why oh why did you let them sing that?

The Bipolar Diva said...

That little guy in the front wearing the white shirt is really gettin' down!

W.C.Camp said...

I think your wife did fine as well as the kids. It was that warm-up guy who started the whole thing off that I am not so sure about?? Fun Vid! W.C.C.

♥α§ђ£ε¥™♥ said...

I am so OCD that I couldn't help but notice the backwards letters.

The song was excruciatingly annoying.

But the kids are cute, and I think that having a job like this would be wicked awesome (except the lifesaver part, re the lifesaver blog). I think you do well with what you do. Keep up the good work (and humor =D sorry I haven't been there w/ comebacks, school & internship have been pretty busy)

~Ashley~

Crystal Pistol said...

If I could be any human in the world I would be the small gentleman in the front in the white shirt. The one who had jumping beans for breakfast. That guy knows how to party, man.

In addition, you're a pretty awesome teacher. ...but them again... you knew that. :)

A Daft Scots Lass said...

A Great job. I would've been sobbing my eyes out

Nancy C said...

Awesome. They look like they're having so much fun.

Mary ♥ Mur said...


oh.. so nice post.)
Love your blog.))

I now spend a survey of bloggers with such questions.
1. Why did you create a blog?
2. For whom you taking him? Want to be popular?
3. How long will it keep going?

Jenn said...

LOL... I LOVE the little boy in the front totally gettin' down with his bad-self!!

The Stiffs said...

So awesome and cute. I have to ask how many kids you teach. Good grief! It was so sweet but I was waiting for a Lord of the Flies moment. Do you ever wonder if they'll turn on you?

Katie said...

Is it possible to "like" this song?
Yes. When sung by a gaggle of adorable 1st graders.
This is the ONLY way this song should ever be song.

tammy said...

I'm kind of bummed it's only Monday now.

laughingmom said...

Finally! A song that the first graders can remember all of the words to!

Teachinfourth said...

2:38 the screaming kid killed me!

Once-again, Abe has delivered. Now, if only you worked at Dominoes...

Pat said...

You are the coolest.teacher.ever.

Bees With Honey said...

I loved it. You rock, Cheeseboy. Where were cool, male first grade teachers when I was a kid?

Antares Cryptos said...

I hear you're collaborating with P Daddy or Dadda or whatever his new name is very soon.

Good job!

Katie said...

Once again, I am sitting here thinking how lucky your wife is! ;-) I'm a very happy woman in my relationship, but dang...you are a pretty awesome dude!

A man who has personality, skills and is great with kids??? They are tough to come by.

You'll be my backup plan. Okay? hehe...

sprinkles said...

Normally, I'm not a kid person. Really, I'm not. But I really enjoyed this! Those kids were having a lot of fun.

Camie Rae said...

This is the best thing I've ever seen ever. And believe me, I've seen a lot of things!!

Pat Tillett said...

CLASSIC!!!
Whenever I see you and the kids together in these videos, I think how lucky they are to have you and how much fun you seem to be having.
You are AWESOME!

Connie said...

Those kids would do wonders on "Don't Forget the Lyrics!" Lots of fun. Love the dancing boy in the front.

Lourie said...

I am totally sending my son to your class. hahahaha. Okay so I'm not, but that would be awesome.

Lazarus said...

Awesome, just awesome!

Kathy said...

HA HA Cheeseboy!!! What a great group of kiddos and good sports to sing with you!!

Why do I have a feeling of a first grade flash mob in the lunchroom one day? hmmm

Loved this!! Thanks for sharing a smile!!

Powdered Toast Man said...

I have tears in my eyes.

Joann Mannix said...

I can't listen to this right now, because I'm sitting in the lobby of my hotel, acting like I'm busy working on my laptop when in reality I'm eavesdropping on the two producers next to me, who are planning some big movie with Nicole Kidman. If I clicked on your 1st grader's rendition of Friday, I have a feeling, my cover would be blown.

I'll check it later, but I love Stephen Colbert's rendition. Utter brilliance.

Joann Mannix said...

And like I said before that little man in the front KICKS IT with his rock and roll style. Rock on little man.

Awesome job as usual, Cheese.

Vanessa said...

Who does that hussy think that she is? I guess I'll just have to watch your version. Or this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=yNurjm73KHM